Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Macmillan, 24 nov. 2003 - 432 pagini
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity. This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is still a prominent feature of the cityscape.
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I am a huge fan of historical writing, especially social history. I care about the broader political context that informs most history, but I also really want to know about the little things, too ... Citiți recenzia completă
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A detailed and well documented look into the physical and cultural development of New York's non-society scene of the 19th century. Chapters on Saloon Culture and Housing paritcularly revealing. Assigned reading for LES hipsters. Citiți recenzia completă